Jiko Raha is a charcoal/briquette burning improved cookstove with a built-in jacket that enables the user to simultaneously boil water.
Jiko Raha is a charcoal/briquette burning improved cookstove with a built-in jacket that enables the user to simultaneously boil water. It can sanitize approximately 2 liters of water whilst cooking, allowing the users to have safe drinking water. STAMP Investments is in charge of the stove’s manufacturing and delivery.
The Jiko Raha is manufactured by STAMP Investments and it is made with locally available materials and manufactured by a locally trained workforce in Kenya.
Approximately 200 households have acquired the Jiko Raha.
The Jiko Raha is an Improved Cook Stove (ICS) and it’s design is composed of a vermiculite inner lining and a metal housing. The stove is equipped with a built-in jacket to purify water.
Maximum Pot Capacity: 10 L
Dimmensions (l/w/h): 115/115/110 mm
Provided by manufacturer.
- Out of the 300 households studied, 200 households (66%) continuously boiled the water using the Jiko Kenya stove every day, which exceeded the initial target of 60%.
- 95% of households reported an 80% reduction in the incidence of waterborne diseases, compared to the period before they used the stove.
- In Kitui County, the percentage of children who missed school as a result of water-related illnesses was reduced by more than 80%, due to the project.
Global Innovation Exchange on their database about the Jiko Raha stated that ¨the stove through pilot studies was able to save a household USD 17.85 monthly with fuel reduction from USD 23.81 to only USD 5.96 monthly a 75% reduction in fuel costs and zero cost in water sanitization which has contributed to reduction of water borne diseases.¨
The safety concerns associated with the usage of wood-burning cookstoves are primarily related with carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide emissions.
Another significant safety concern is domestic accidents such as accidental burning or spill-overs.
Stamp Investments has two other stove designs called Jiko Raha Institution and Jiko Ceramic Stove. The company also produces carbonized briquettes and distributes solar lanterns.
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